Smokin’ Good Time in Vegas at LS Fest West 2019
Team Speed was at Holley LS Fest West for all the drifting, tire-screeching, racing action.
It might seem odd that some of the hottest cars we saw at this year’s Holley LS Fest West were Bimmers and Nissans. The Las Vegas-based event is a celebration of the LS platform. Events range from drifting, off-roading, racing, and more. But all participants and show cars and trucks were powered by LS.
Naturally, we spotted some LS-swapped rides that were pure genius. And pure power.
The lineup for the drift challenge brought out a group of cars from across the country that were ready for battle.
One of our favorites was this BMW E36 with an LS6 Stroker under the hood.
They call this car the Drift Doctor. And it is a bad, bad ride. We love it. He was battling a LS powered S14 Nissan 240SX, a monster belonging to fabricator Ian Mcdougall.
These two were fairly equally matched in the drift challenge.
The group of cars competing were a diverse group, all LS-swapped rides custom built with a heavy dose of ingenuity.
Performance was exceptional, as was the skillful driving.
The BMW and Nissans have been modded and tuned to create some truly face-melting horsepower.
If you missed Holley LS Fest West, you can be on the lookout for the upcoming LS Fest East in Bowling Green, KY September 6-8.
Photos for Team Speed by Derin Richardson